Emmy Awards in 1979

40 Years Ago – The 1978-79 Season Emmy Awards…
• Outstanding Drama Series: Lou Grant (CBS)
• Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Ron Leibman, Kaz
• Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Mariette Hartley, The Incredible Hulk
• Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Stuart Margolin, The Rockford Files
• Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Kristy McNichol, Family
• Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series: Jackie Cooper, The White Shadow
• Outstanding Drama or Comedy Special: Friendly Fire (ABC)
• Outstanding Comedy Series: Taxi (ABC)
• Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Carroll O’Connor, All in the Family
• Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Ruth Gordon, Taxi
• Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series: Robert Guillaume, Soap
• Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series: Sally Struthers, All in the Family
• Outstanding Limited Series: Roots: The Next Generations (ABC)
• Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special: Peter Strauss, The Jericho Mile
• Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special: Bette Davis, Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter
• Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special: Marlon Brando, Roots: The Next Generations
• Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special: Esther Rolle, Summer of My German Soldier
• Outstanding Talk, Service or Variety Series: Donahue (Syndicated)
• Outstanding Program Achievement, Special Class: The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (NBC)

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